Station Design Conference

Station Design Conference

This week, Dan Redstone attended this year’s Station Design Conference in St. Louis, MO.

Dan was fortunate to speak with many expert designers/architects as well as great community leaders, department chiefs, and officers at the conference. At the conference, expert designers host sessions to discuss trends and design concepts that are relevant to stations.

8 Historic Courthouses

8 Historic Courthouses

Federal Building/U.S. Courthouse, Port Huron, Michigan

Year originally built: 1877

Architect: Alfred B. Mullett

Architectural Style: Renaissance Revival with Greek Revival Influences

Unique Features: limestone and sandstone exterior, octagonal cupola, historical interior features

The Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Port Huron, Michigan is a beautiful example of Renaissance Revival architecture (with Greek Revival influences) that was popular starting in the 1850s.

Seven Historic Police Stations

Seven Historic Police Stations

By Rachel Hackett

 

In the United States of America, there are many unique and historic police station buildings that have been preserved. These historic police stations served their police departments very well for many years, but because of age, growing size of the police departments, and/or efficiency of the design of the buildings, many of them have ceased to be used as police stations.

Community Rooms: Improving the Relationship Between Law Enforcement and the Community

Community Rooms: Improving the Relationship Between Law Enforcement and the Community

Although it might seem like law enforcement departments have been around since the very beginning of our country, colonial America had very primitive police forces, if they had them at all.[1] In the early 1700s, big cities like Boston were the most likely to have police, and these police officers usually functioned as night watchmen, to protect the community from drunken violence and to stop prostitution or gambling.

Duty Gear Separation: Reducing the Risks that Firefighters Face

Duty Gear Separation: Reducing the Risks that Firefighters Face

By Rachel Hackett

Although everyone understands the obvious danger that fighting fires involves, not all people may realize that firefighters also risk getting cancer or other debilitating diseases from exposure to carcinogens. One case that has brought this issue to the general public’s mind is the controversy over funding for the first responders who were on site during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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